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3.0 out of 5 stars Missing what makes the paper a paper, July 15, 2008
This review is from: The Washington Post for Kindle (Ad-Free) (Kindle Edition)
I just got my Kindle over the weekend as a gift and was delighted that I could read the local paper -- the Washington Post-- on it. However, after a few days of trying, I'm pretty confident that I will not be subscribing to the Kindle version of the Post. Why?

1) It's not a real replacement for the paper. I miss the letters to the editor, the editorial cartoons, the comics pages, the crossword puzzle et al, and even the box scores so I can check on the hapless Cincinnati Reds.

2) While I'm generally delighted not to have any advertising, I do miss the classified ads. Also, sometimes, I do look at the ads if a sale is on.

3) No Sunday inserts, including coupons!

4) No pictures whatsoever. Sure, pictures are high-bandwidth, but they are an important part of how we communicate information.

5) Price. The paper is more expensive than a home delivery but is missing all the features I list above....
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Initial post: Mar 23, 2009 7:29:24 PM PDT
This individual may be reviewing an earlier situation. The current subscription to the Washington Post DOES INCLUDE virtually everything except the ads. It DOES include opinions, letters to the editor, etc. In short, everything I care about in the paper!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2009 5:29:31 PM PDT
James K says:
But does it include the cartoons?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2009 10:54:59 AM PDT
Argyle says:
Ditto RBREVER's post. No comics = No Deal!

Posted on Jul 9, 2009 5:16:26 PM PDT
R. K. Gray says:
HELP!!!! I am new to kindle and want to subscribe to the "best of the best" in a "regular" newspaper on my kindle. Which one give you the best?

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 2:40:01 PM PST
you mean I can't cut out Sunday coupons on my kindle? that's a deal breaker right there

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2010 6:48:39 AM PST
Andy Orrock says:
Perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2010 3:55:13 PM PST
DC Bookworm says:
You are right about the comics, crossword puzzle, etc. The only picture that is generally included is the front page. It's not quite the Post without those things - I currently subscribe to the Post on my Kindle & am considering discontinuing it just for these reasons. As a long time (20 years) Post reader, it is just not a substitute! However, I do think there is something to be said for the ability to reach over to my bedside table & read the paper without the trip to the curb! Also, sparing the environmental cost with the recycling of the paper is feels great too!

Posted on Apr 27, 2010 8:26:44 AM PDT
Celtic Man says:
You must be getting a real deal with home delivery. I experience a savings with the Kindle version. A friend also saves with the New York Times kindle version.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 11:30:06 AM PDT
John Schultz says:
I'm looking at a picture of Mike Shanahan as part of Mike Wise's column about Albert Haynesworth (a Redskins player) on my Kindle right now.

What you get here is the content that the Washington Post produces, so I'm assuming that if the picture isn't copyrighted by the Post (say they used something from Getty Images), you don't see it. So you're missing much of the Associated Press filler you'd normally find in any paper, and get to cut to the WaPo specific stuff much more quickly. So it's not so much as missing what's in the paper as it's *only* stuff that the WaPo staff produces themselves.

I'm still waffling on if it's worth the price, though it's worth noting that I'm out of the delivery area and don't really have a good alternative short of heading to the newsstand. This certainly beats the pants off of the online version of the site. I like having the paper version boiled down to just the stuff by WaPo staff. Makes the paper seem a little more personable and local than when you have to wade through AP and UPI etc stories. /shrug

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 8:11:56 AM PDT
It also does not have the obits, only the two or three top obits.
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